My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Happy Birthday Ava!

I tucked a baby in to bed last night, knowing that she would wake up a big girl this morning.

I sat on the couch and cried for a little while last night... I was sad my baby was growing up so fast. I was happy at how wonderful a daughter I have and how incredibly blessed I am as a mother. I cried for my friends still waiting to get their BFP. I cried for my newly pregnant pals, knowing how much their lives will change (for the better) in the near future. And of course I cried for all the moms out there- knowing they too have either shed the same tears, or would shed them very soon.

I woke up this morning, walked into Ava's room as she was still sleeping, and just I just watched her sleep. I sent my thanks to the heavens above, woke the Sleeping Beauty, and we haven't slowed down yet!

Without further adieu... HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY AVA!!!!

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Fun to be one!

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The dress Ava is wearing was mine... Faith also had her 1st birthday photos made in the same dress. If the next baby is a boy, I guess he's gonna have to wear it too.

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Avs took the baseball from the photographer... and decided not to part with it (I had to toss it back to the cashier as we were leaving!).

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All dressed up and on the go!
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Sweet little Ava!

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Awww... I love you Ava Helene!

--The Milk Maid loves Baby Milk-Face!


Marcy "meg" said...

Oh look at those big blue eyes! I love her pic's! Happy Birthday Ava!

B said...

Happy B Day Ava!! Give em hell!!!!!

Deena said...

Oh my, Oh my, what an absolutely beautiful one year old girlie girl!
Aradia, she is so pretty, Jef definately will have to invest in a shotgun and rocking chair for when she gets older.
I am loving Ava week!

singletracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures!

Happy Birthday Avie Gravie!!!!

twondra said...

She is sooooo adorable! I just want to hug her! Happy birthday sweetie!! Today is my stepson's birthday...he turns 16...whoa!! Angels must have been born today! :)

Michell said...

What beautiful pictures. Happy Birthday Ava!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ava!!!!!! You are so beautiful and so loved. We are all so incredibly happy you are here to bless us with your sweet presence!

kittenroar5 said...

The last two pics are my faves!!! Happy Birthday, Blue Eyes!

Estella's Moms said...

She is so beautiful! Happy Birthday Ava!!!

Amy & Ryan said...

Happy birthday Ava! What a beautiful little girl you have. She is such a cutie. Hope the party planning is going well. You have made a wonderful week of celebrating for her on the blog.

Amy :)